Global development of textile and apparel industry in the aftermath of agreement on textile and clothing (1995)

Karamollaoğlu, Nilay
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N. Karamollaoğlu, “Global development of textile and apparel industry in the aftermath of agreement on textile and clothing (1995),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.